Nigerians have taken to social media to share their culture shock experience after leaving the West African country.
Culture shock is an experience a person may have when one moves to a cultural environment which is different from one’s own; it is also the personal disorientation a person may feel when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life due to immigration or a visit to a new country, a move between social environments, or simply transition to another type of life.
Taking to Twitter, @binjoadeniran, asked Nigerians abroad to share their experience that sent them into waves of culture shock.
Nigerians who are abroad? What’s the one thing that you’ve experienced that sent you into waves of culture shock?
See reactions below;
@eghonghonaye: They do usually schedule appointment to visit their brother and sister. Even their mummy and daddy. They will call, set time and then put it in their calendar. When they reach, they do also time themselves there. Hell fire.
@LolaRxstar: People responding with “uh-huh” when you say thanks (I was livid the first time I heard it
@Sshegs: The day the VP of my previous company told me not to call her “Boss’ but her name which is Candy…. I didn’t know when I blurted out , OK Candy Boss
@enisullyman: Years ago, back in UK, my 1st time in my Masters class, the Dean was addressing us, I had a question and kept saying excuse me sir, excuse me Sir; the man didn’t answer, then one small girl on my table called him by his first name and voila he answered
@TheNwafor: You’ll buy expensive cloth from a mall, wear it, return it the next week and you’ll get your full refund. I was excitedly shocked
@AndrewJr07: First time i went to a hospital & i saw alot of doctors & nurses had tattoos on their arms.. had to look around again to make sure i was really in a hospitalFace with tears of joy make dem no prescribe wetin go kill me
Nigerians who are abroad? What's the one thing that you've experienced that sent you into waves of culture shock?
— Olabinjo (@binjoadeniran) November 9, 2020